Unicoi County suspect in custody


Update: Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley says 38-year-old Jason Garlon Hurst was arrested without incident around 7:30 pm Saturday night. He was arrested in stolen clothes. Hurst is charged with theft, felony evading arrest, aggravated burglary and burglary.


News 5 has learned from Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley that Jason Garlon Hurst is now in custody. Hurst fled police in Ernestville, North Carolina and may have broken into a house on Old Asheville Highway.

He was the subject of a manhunt on Friday night through Saturday afternoon. Hurst was also suspected of stealing a car in Madison County, North Carolina. Previously, Hurst had been arrested for arson.

At this time, we do not have any further details. However, we hope to learn more following a 9:30 p.m. press conference.

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